Abby  Zackin

Abby Zackin


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York, New Jersey Not Accepting Online
Union Square Not Accepting In-person

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Updated January 24, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Loss and grief
  • College mental health
  • Professionals' mental health
  • Bipolar disorder

Professional statement

Abby Zackin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Lower Manhattan who specializes in depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, attachment disorder, and relationships. She sees adults across the lifespan, but she especially enjoys working with college students and young adults in their 20s and 30s.

Abby’s treatment approach is both goal-oriented and insight-oriented. While she helps clients understand what is happening in the moment and what triggers their symptoms, she also works with them to better understand how their past experiences have influenced who they are today. She uses this same approach when working with individuals with a history of trauma by utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness practices, like meditation and breathing exercises, to help them develop healthier coping strategies while also exploring the underlying issue. She is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Recontextualization (EMDR), which is an invaluable tool for processing traumatic experiences and attachment issues.

Abby helps her clients develop compassion for themselves and offers a safe space for them to work through their challenges. She studied at the at the Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity (IPSS) for two years where she studied self-psychology and early attachment and how they relate to trauma. She earned her MSW from New York University. Her office is conveniently located steps away from the 14th Street - Union Square subway station.

Message to clients

Everyone has times in their lives where they feel lost, overwhelmed, or confused. Feeling truly heard and understood can be invaluable in overcoming these obstacles. As a therapist, my job is to guide you through the process of becoming your best self. I do this with kindness and humor, acknowledging that one of the most helpful part of therapy is the relationship that you and I develop.

With a specialization in trauma treatment, I have extensive experience helping people with depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress and personal and relationship conflicts. I work by incorporating cognitive behavioral techniques, mindfulness, and meditation into my practice to tailor your treatment to your specific desires and needs.
I offer a safe and supportive environment for individuals looking for short-term or long-term treatment.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

College mental health - Anxiety, stress, and depression that may arise during college

Professionals' mental health - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma

Bipolar disorder - Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $200

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing


Union Square practice
841 Broadway, New York, New York 10003
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, Therapist, 2014 - Present
Comprehensive Counseling, Therapist, 2012 - 2014
Catholic Charities, Therapist, 2011 - 2012
Park Slope Mental Health Center, Therapist, 2011 - 2012
Safe Horizons, Therapist, 2009 - 2010

EMDR Internatial Association, Certification, 2022
Institute for Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity, 2-year Certification, 2017
New York University Silver School of Social Work, MSW, 2009
Bard College, BA, 2006


New York: 080669

New Jersey: 44SC05986300



Client testimonials

"Abby was so nice and helpful!"
- Zencare client • February 2021
"I immediately clicked with Abby. I learned a lot from her and felt very heard."
- Zencare client • January 2021